Accelerated Pathways to Recovery

International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee will pilot a new approach to mental health service provision for survivors of human trafficking, combining Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with enhanced case management and economic empowerment programming. This holistic, innovative intervention will help stabilize survivors, placing them in a better position to take advantage of existing services in order to rebuild their lives while on a new path away from poverty.
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International Rescue Committee

Article 25 Project

Heartland Human Care Services
The Article 25 Project will activate social service networks across 14 states to provide trafficking survivors with immediate access to safe, affordable housing. Increased housing resources will give survivors the opportunity to choose from short-term or permanent housing options that meet their specific needs. Rapid Re-housing will be paired with extensive research and assessment to create a sustainable, adaptable, nationally-scalable approach.
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Heartland Human Care ServicesInternational Institute of BuffaloInternational Institute of ConnecticutInternational Institute of MinnesotaInternational Institute of New EnglandMilk Products MediaSafe HorizonSocial IMPACT Research Center, a Heartland Alliance program

Collaborative For a Safe Way Home

Covenant House New York
Covenant House New York (CHNY) and the LifeWay Network will take advantage of under-utilized property connected to the City’s faith congregations to establish the Home for Healing in New York for trafficked homeless and runaway youth, with a plan to create a network of safe homes affiliated with Covenant House shelters around the US. CHNY will also develop specialized services for trafficked youth in its main shelter in New York, dedicating beds to male and LGBT survivors. CHNY’s workforce development team and corporate partners will create job training, internship and mentorship programming to develop economic self-sufficiency in our survivors.
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Covenant House New YorkLifeWay Network

The Empowerment Project

District Alliance for Safe Housing
District Alliance for Safe Housing will work with Courtney’s House and Wider Opportunities for Women to expand the Empowerment Project, an evidence-based model, to support minor survivors of human trafficking and their families. The Empowerment Project will increase options for survivors to escape trafficking, and create a holistic approach to their recovery, while promoting their long-term safety.
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Courtney’s HouseDistrict Alliance for Safe HousingWider Opportunities for Women

Homes For a New Horizon

Pacific Gateway Center
The Homes for a New Horizon Initiative (HNH) is an avenue of assistance program designed to economically and socially empower Hawai’i’s forced labor trafficked survivors and their families. HNH builds on survivor’s agricultural skills and cultural backgrounds via the establishment of an integrated, vertical farm community cluster system to support survivors as they embark on micro-farm enterprises.
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Pacific Gateway Center

MGH Freedom Clinic

Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Global Health and Human Rights
Despite the magnitude and complexity of health outcomes associated with trafficking, health services for survivors remain deficient. This project is the founding of the MGH Freedom Clinic, which will provide holistic, comprehensive, trauma-informed care for trafficking survivors. The MGH Freedom Clinic will coordinate with social service providers to assist survivors with rebuilding their lives, produce research on trafficking-specific patterns of injury and disease, and inform policy on best practices.
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

The Networked Survivor

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
“The Networked Survivor” is a plan for creating powerful career paths and networks for survivors of human trafficking. The Networked Survivor is a training, social and professional networking system designed to increase survivor access to quality economic opportunity. This breakthrough approach will help survivors develop the robust networks necessary for job advancement and true self-sustainability.
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Coalition to Abolish Slavery and TraffickingPaul Mitchell SchoolsUEvolutionUNITE HERE Union/Hospitality Training Academy

New Jersey Human Trafficking Housing Locator

Polaris Project
Polaris Project and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) propose to increase the availability and quality of housing in New Jersey by developing a user-friendly and innovative tool to locate and secure housing for human trafficking survivors. The idea leverages existing resources throughout the state, builds new partnerships in related fields to fill gaps in service, and delivers tailored training on providing housing services for survivors of human trafficking.
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Polaris ProjectNew Jersey Department of Children and Families


Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global
SafeNight will use mobile and crowdfunding technology to increase emergency short-term shelter for human trafficking survivors. By creating a mechanism that engages individual donors to fund emergency, on-demand hotel placements SafeNight will increase the availability of emergency shelter for human trafficking survivors; provide an opportunity for additional services and support to be offered by case managers; and provide data for the field, as a whole, on the real needs for shelter.
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The Aidmatrix FoundationCaravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global

Thrive Partnership

Araminta Freedom Initiative
The Araminta Freedom Initiative and TurnAround, Inc. will develop a new community-based model for assisting survivors of domestic sex trafficking in the greater Baltimore area toward long-range goals of increased independence and self-sufficiency. The project will activate local community volunteers to build a mentoring, support, and economic partnership network around survivors, and will establish a host family model to house 18-22 year old survivors.
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Araminta Freedom InitiativeTurnAround, Inc.

The Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic For Trafficking Survivors

Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law
Using a medical-legal partnership model, a coalition of academic, health care, and non-profit organizations will create the first anti-human trafficking legal clinic to deliver health care that incorporates legal services into comprehensive patient care. Health care providers will screen for human trafficking, and the clinic will provide free legal representation to help survivors access public benefits, housing, resolve immigration issues, and identify other legal remedies to improve immediate and long-term health outcomes.
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Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of KansasUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterRose Brooks CenterNational Center for Medical-Legal PartnershipMedical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Value Added Opportunity

To create and support survivor self-sufficiency and healing, GreenHouse17 proposes a comprehensive, nature-based healing program that imparts agricultural vocation skills and incorporates product and small business development in order to create and support economic independence. This idea is closely connected to the agricultural practice of Value-Added Production, a process that increases the economic value of produce by altering its condition.
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Berea CollegeGreenhouse17Grow Appalachia